BYOD: The Good, The Bad and The Connected

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BYOD: The Good, The Bad and The Connected

  1. 1. BYOD: The Good, The Bad, & The Connected Sandra Paul, Director of Technology Sayreville Public Schools Jay Eitner, Superintendent The Lower Alloways Creek School District 2014 Techspo- Atlantic City, NJ
  2. 2. Agenda I. The Idea II. The Vision III. Acceptable Use Policy (A.U.P.) IV. Policy Creation V. Buy-In VI. Infrastructure VII. Training VIII. Push-back IX. Questions/Comments/Concerns
  3. 3. National Broadband Plan (NBP) ● Released by FCC ● Support and Promote online learning ● Expand Technology
  4. 4. The Idea: A Connected Generation ● Social Media = main communication ● Current Policy does not account for schools ● What do we do? ○ BYOD- Bring Your Own Device
  5. 5. High School Scenario
  6. 6. The Vision ● Students bring their own devices ● Blended learning experience inside and outside the classroom ● Ubiquitous Technology/Computing
  7. 7. Project Tomorrow Research Students with Mobile Devices K-2nd Grade 3th-5th Grade 6th-8th Grade 9th -12th Grade Cell Phones (without Internet Access) 18% 29% 59% 67% SmartPhones (with Internet Access) 14% 17% 65% 80% Laptop/Tablet PC/E-reader 27% 32% 53% 73% MP3 Player 36% 55% 80% 85% Hand-Held Game Player 47% 60% 64% 48%
  8. 8. The AUP ● ● ● ● ● Limits confidentiality Reminds in school tech is for education only Inappropriate online conduct File sharing/illegal downloading Removal of Privileges ○ LAC Example
  9. 9. Responsible Use Agreement Device Filter Student Who is responsible? CIPA and FERPA Guidelines Online Behavior
  10. 10. Pros for BYOD/BYOT ● Extends tech resources ● Reduces expenditures ● Provides 24/7 access ● Students control their own learning ● Decrease in theft & misbehavior
  11. 11. Cons for BYOD/BYOT ● Non-Equity among students ● Issues with WiFi and network filters ● Tech support is moved to the user ● Lack of commonality for apps and users
  12. 12. Buy-In for Stakeholders ● Board of Education ● Administration ● I-T
  13. 13. Approaching the School Board ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Access time e-Texbooks Invitations to Tech Conferences BYOD Articles STEM or STEAM One-to-One Projects Online testing and courses
  14. 14. Approaching I-T ● ● ● ● ● ● Data security Applications as software or service Devices Bandwidth issues Approach to desktops Research and articles
  15. 15. Infrastructure Concerns ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Operating Systems Access Filtering Bandwidth of wireless IP addresses Virtualization Cloud Computing ● Conduct a thorough survey before implementing
  16. 16. Details of Infrastructure District devices Students Teachers Admin Parents Home devices Network Structure Network Structure •Setting up VLANs •Setting up VLANs •Wired network versus Wireless network •Wired •Security Policies network versus Wireless network •Security Policies •Separation of district devices from teacher/student devices •Separation of district devices from teacher/student devices
  17. 17. Networks ● ● ● ● ● ● WiFi Standards-802.11 a, b, g, n Number of devices per WAP Seamlessness of WiFi access Virtual desktop Hybrid cloud Online Storage
  18. 18. Effect on Teachers ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Teachable moments No longer sage on the stage Classroom management Code of conduct Change in instruction Change in learning Need for professional development
  19. 19. In the Classroom ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Blogging Twitter Facebook Polling Scheduling Multimedia projects Project-based learning Geocaching, etc.
  20. 20. The Process: Sayreville & LAC ● Technology policy and AUPs ● Pilot program in HS ● Changes in instructional process ● Investigation of hybrid cloud ● Infrastructure upgrades
  21. 21. Contact Information Jay Eitner Sandra Paul @iSuperEit @spaul6414 jeitner@lacschool.org http://sspaul.blogspot.com www.jayeitner.com (w) 732.316.2819 (w) 856.935.2707 x210 (c) 908.433.7076 (c) 732.921.4554

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